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- noun having no employment; being idle intentionally.
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- verb Present participle of
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- noun having no employment
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Every single day I see him on television as either traveling, vacationing, making commercials or just plain loafing.
When it was suggested that fourteen or fifteen hours 'work per day could scarcely be called loafing, he replied, "Well, for fifteen years I have worked on an average twenty hours a day."
He hates to see a big, fat word loafing around with nothing to do, so he throws one in occasionally for exercise, I guess.
As for the stale bread "loafing" around your bread bin - you crack me up :D
Its slogan: "Shame to the loafer and the drunkard" associates alcohol abuse with unproductiveness "loafing".
Our original arrangement, before coming out to join the Smithsons, was that the time should be spent in camping, boating, "loafing," and shooting.
What Edison in Florida speaks of as "loafing" would be for most of us extreme and healthy activity in the cooler Far North.
And he was beginning to understand the joys of "loafing," -- so much so indeed that he felt a certain sympathy with the lazy varlet who prefers to stroll aimlessly about the country begging his bread rather than do a stroke of honest work.
They were simply idling about the beach and "loafing," as if they had nothing particular to do but gossip with each other as to what meant the outlandish creatures, who had invaded their territory.
But even when "loafing" as he was this evening, Condy could not rid himself of the thought and recollection of his novel; resting or writing, it haunted him.